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Harney’s Ideal Daytime Tea

As every Brit in New York is learning, the tea center of Manhattan is now Harney’s in Soho, where you can pause to eat cake and drink tea at the appointed hour in the afternoon (4pm) when you refueled in … Continue reading

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Ideal breakfast supplies at Columbus Farmers Mkt

Venture to 97St and Columbus before 2pm on Fridays all summer for a) Perfect brown eggs glowing with the health and happiness of Amantai Farm’s hens with the hard, crisp breaking shells, plump round yolks and protein rich whites that … Continue reading

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NYC’s top water – is at CVS! Gaudianello from Italy

Passing CVS? Go in and find a bottle of this very great water from Italy for $1.86. They don’t know what they have!

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Brilliantly smooth darker chocolates at Big Chocolate Show

Chocolate Lovers Find Smooth Dark Amid Choice Array If perfection is possible in chocolate making it may have been achieved in all but one respect by Christopher Elbow of Kansas City, whose offerings welcomed visitors at the first table at … Continue reading

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Chocolate Supreme at Chocolate Works at 93 St and Lex

Drop in at Chocolate Works on the upper East Side location of this chain which has twenty storefronts in the US in Brooklyn and farther abroad, and you will find a selection unmatched even by the other stores, since each … Continue reading

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Jan 1 Sun Top West Side Bookstore Has Sale – Book Culture’s Best

Best Bookstore in NYC Has grab it sale Sunday, run up to get your copy of Sex With Kings (if you know what that is about, we just saw the title), or our recommendation, White Trash by Nancy Isenberg, a … Continue reading

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Dec 23 Fri 1:00am – Jan 1 Sun 12:00am WKCR Annual Bach 24/7 Festival: Wall to Wall Bach Till New Year

Bach to Bach Beauty A steady feast of Bach all day and all night is served annually to soundtrack the Christmas holiday by the often mellifluous voiced and knowledgeable (if they are not they read the liner notes very well) … Continue reading

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Forget Batteries -Tap Water Runs These Clocks

Bedol pioneered good looking battery free timepieces Travel clock and Smiley are two nice designs But how, and how long, do they work? Batteries for small items like clocks are a small but annoying drain on the housekeeping budget and … Continue reading

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The Ruins of Lifta – Outstanding Documentary at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas Encapsulates Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Held over at Lincoln Plaza cinema after strong reviews Rated 100 at Rotten Tomatoes, praise from Times and Voice Where the Holocaust and the Palestinian Exile meet After a well attended release in Manhattan, the new documentary The Ruins of … Continue reading

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Organic Goodness Displayed By Acevedos and Alewife Farms

Two Upper East Side Farm Market Stalls Put Real Food On The Menu Mother Nature Needs No Chemical Help in Boosting Taste and Health If you hope to find vegetables that look as colorful and taste as real as Mother … Continue reading

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Back With The Best: WKCR – Global Home of Jazz History Refurbished: Louis All Day July 4

Ultimate jazz radio on WKCR in NYC back on line for phones pads and PCs Here you will find Louis all July 4, Bach 24/7 Christmas till New Year Phil Schaap loquacious but knowledgeable presenter historian perseveres in place, has … Continue reading

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MatchaBar Tea Impresses with Strength, Character and Power

A new kind of tea from Japan expands in NYC With three different kinds from Original through Mango to Ginger the new Matcha Teas are a spin off from the two tea bars in Brooklyn and Chelsea founded on this … Continue reading

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Most Enlightened Confab: Left Forum 2016 Occupies New York

Those who support a humane society will gather on May 20 Fri (3pm-9pm) May 21 Sat (9am-9.45pm) and May 22 Sun (9am-9pm) at the John Jay School of Justice 524 W. 59St for the gigantic meet The Left Forum 2016. … Continue reading

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Mar 6th Sun 4pm Music’s Greatest Choral Work, Bach’s Mass in B Minor at Heavenly Rest 5th/90St by Canterbury Choral Society

The greatest and most tuneful heavenly choral music in the universe will be sung by the Canterbury Choral Society at their resident venue, the fine spacious Church of the Heavenly Rest at Fifth/90th Street, at 4pm on Sunday afternoon. Conductor … Continue reading

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ZOOM’s Final Days – Megasale of Cultural Treasures in Video and Games

Landlord busts an Aladdin’s cave already being stifled by megastores nearby Sixty years of fantasy on the block for half price or less Cognoscenti of fantasy culture in this city of niche specialties such as novel games and toys should … Continue reading

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Ultimate Umm…mami! At Vermilion, Business Decor, Indo-Latin Savory Meld

World Bank Beauty’s Masterful Integration of India, Brazil and Beyond Citadel of Fusion Achieves Peak of Savory Nourishment Destination For Spicy Meat Mavens, Though May Need Patience You can be sure that unusually interesting taste sensations will arrive on your … Continue reading

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More than meets the eye: Chutney Kitchen is tasty, healthy

Clean decor matches cleaned up take on Indian food, mild but tasty Two young Indian-Americans bring healthy to Indian quick food Fine tea, Naked smoothies belie full soda cabinet One of the funkiest neighborhoods in Manhattan is Hell’s Kitchen, the … Continue reading

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CUNY Jewel: Focus on Europe

German program clean relief from US sales mania Deutsche Welle provides rock solid coverage of real life CUNY and WNYE contributions to mental health Sick of the blare and low content of US programming? A very fine program on CUNY … Continue reading

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James Irsay: Liveliest Classical Piano Radio Program

Amusingly spontaneous radio presentation by fine pianist critic Close analysis of major works, performances Fresh, knowledgeable, winning – WBAI Fri 10=12 am Go to WBAI 99.9 FM every Friday morning from 10am to 12pm to catch the finest, most informed, … Continue reading

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TV Antenna: Portal to Free Movie Paradise

Overflowing cornucopia for cord cutters using antennae All the free, well crafted, story telling, entertaining movies you might wish to see (again) Step aside Netflix, IFC, TCM! River of film glittering with stars, Oscars Tired of too much good and … Continue reading

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George Carlin RIP: Really Interesting Pundit

There was probably no comedian in the modern era worth more as an iconoclast and a wordsmith than George. His 74th Birthday is on May 12. A few quotes from the Really Interesting Pundit: Working-class people “look for work.” Middle-class … Continue reading

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McLaughlin Group – Best Sunday Morning Political Show Again Hidden Away by CBS

Witty, wise and well informed Intermittently put in Siberia, then brought back Invaluable transcripts available Why was the outstanding Sunday morning political comment show McLaughlin Group banished to the broadcast Siberia of 6.30 am on Sunday morning for much of … Continue reading

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Macchiato Espresso Bar

141 East 44 Street NY 10117  212 867-6772   That’s the address of the best coffee bar in New York, bar none.   More later.          

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Warby Parker – Film Star Frames for $600 Less

Innovative entry into the grossly overpriced market for spec frames Cheeky Web startup busts Luxottica’s effective monopoly by charging commodity prices Need new frames, but not overpriced brand names or plain Jane designs from the opticians on the corner? Then … Continue reading

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